Using a scoop knob help

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by jessicabass, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. jessicabass


    Dec 22, 2009
    I understand that a scoop boosts highs and lows while cutting the mids.
    But in some circumstances amps have too much mids and this would work well.
    On a standard low/low mid/high mid/treble eq amp is there things that need to be cut, boosted, or left flat for this to work to give a good balance between tone so not to lose too many mids?
    Ive had on or off contours that never liked on but never had a knob to control.
  2. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I guess you could use contour to boost lows and highs, and then add mids back in via the eq, if that's what you're asking.
    Personally, I find "contour sounds good at home," but isn't helpful at a performance.
  4. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    I will be willing to bet that what you hear that you like is NOT in the mix with other musicians. I too prefer the sound of a scooped bass - when played all by itself. In the mix, with other musicians? Gotta have them mids. GOTTA. No mids and no one will hear you. Heck, you won't hear yourself!
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